This year the Medicare enrollment is set for 2018. What this means is that between October 15, 2017 through December 7, 2017, you will have the opportunity to look at the market place to see which Medicare Advantage plans, or gap plans, are available for year 2018.
During the Medicare Open Enrollment period, it can become very confusing with all the different plans on the market. Most of the carriers have 3 to 4 different plans from which to choose. Also during this time, you will become inundated with mail that has been mailed to you by each carrier.
Agents that sell Medicare Health insurance products, must have a national certification to even talk to you about Medicare Insurance, and they must go through training with each carrier they represent. It is always best to seek out an independent agent that represents many companies, so they can help you find the best option that will best serve your needs.